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dentnoun [C]

 us   /dent/
a ​small, ​hollowmark in the ​surface of something caused by ​pressure or being ​hit: She ​ran into my ​car and put a dent in it.
dent
verb [T]  us   /dent/
I dented the ​table with my ​hammer.
(Definition of dent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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dentnoun [C]

uk   /dent/  us   /dent/

dentverb [T]

uk   /dent/  us   /dent/
to make a ​smallhollowmark in the ​surface of something: I ​dropped a ​hammer on the ​floor, and it dented the ​floorboard.
If you dent someone's ​confidence or pride, you make them ​feel less ​confident or ​proud: His ​confidence was badly dented when he didn't get the ​job.
(Definition of dent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dent”
in Korean 움푹 패인 곳…
in Arabic انبِعاج…
in Malaysian kemik…
in French bosse…
in Russian вмятина, брешь…
in Chinese (Traditional) (物體表面上的)坑,凹陷…
in Italian ammaccatura…
in Turkish çukur, göçük, girinti…
in Polish wgniecenie, uszczerbek, wyrwa…
in Spanish abolladura…
in Vietnamese vết lõm…
in Portuguese depressão…
in Thai รอยบุ๋ม…
in German die Beule…
in Catalan abonyegadura…
in Japanese へこみ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (物体表面上的)坑,凹陷…
in Indonesian penyok…
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